The Cox Plate is over two months away but Mystic Journey made an emphatic statement ahead of spring when winning Saturday’s G2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.
Former Tasmanian Eastender is poised to begin a campaign aimed at the Group One Metropolitan Handicap and nobody is more surprised than Denise Martin.
She might have been Winx-like in the manner in which she strung victories together in autumn but Mystic Journey’s Cox Plate campaign will not be compromised in order to prolong her winning sequence.
Ex Lloyd Williams horse Venezuela makes his debut for the Waugh stable on Saturday at Randwick on the Kensington track.
Lance O’Sullivan, who trains in partnership with Andrew Scott, has little expectation of his talented stayer Charles Road as he lights a fuse on another Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) campaign in Sydney on Saturday.